Portrayal of Vietnam Bike Tour

  • Indulge in the history, culture and cuisine of Vietnam
  • Discover why Hoi An is considered to be an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Bike through coastal Vietnam’s trails and swim in the azure blue sea

This tour gives an excellent introduction to Vietnam. We cover some classic highlights of Vietnam from Hanoi through Vietnam’s coastline ending at Saigon. Dive into the thick of things in Vietnam where old school meets the new and lush countrysides and pristine beaches go hand in hand with bustling wet markets, charming old towns and and trendy young cities.

Explore Hanoi, temples, pagodas and imperial citadels, visit fine old merchant houses or seek out some some of the world’s best warm water beaches.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    9 days / 8 nights

  • Start / End

    Hanoi / Saigon

  • Hotels

    Premiere Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy Rider

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlacePremiere InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1HanoiSofitel Metropole130km / 18mi
2 – 3HuéLa Residence225km / 15mi
50km / 30mi
4Lang CoAngsana150km / 30mi
5 – 6Hoi AnAnantara250km / 30mi
40km / 24mi
7 – 8SaigonPark Hyatt240km / 24mi
9Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive and settle into your hotel. Post-lunch, bike the busy streets of Hanoi visiting some of the cultural and historical highlights of Hanoi. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, which was constructed nearly a millennium ago, and is delicately elevated in a pond. Also visit the Temple of Literature, dating back close to a thousand years, is a wonderfully preserved piece of ancient Vietnamese architecture and stands to honour the scholarly achievements of the country’s academics and philosophers. Continue exploring the area around Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake, old quarter including Ngoc Son Temple, which sits perched on a little island in the lake. In the evening, we convene over dinner.

Meals: Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 2: Hué Loop

Take an early morning flight and arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué, gateway to Central Vietnam.

Today take your bicycle out for a leisurely loop around the imperial town of Hué. Ride past the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Mausoleums and the merchant’s houses along the banks of the Perfume River and through quiet lanes with lush gardens.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 3: Hué 

After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer out of Hue to  visit the Thanh Toan Bridge, an ancient architectural monument extremely valuable in terms of its history and culture. This is one of two bridges remaining in Vietnam today that retains its unique architectural style. We then cycle on to Dam Chuon Lagoon, a part of the Tam Giang Lagoon system. This is a must see spot for all those who are lovers of beautiful scenery and keen photographers.

We continue riding to Thuan An beach, an ideal place for relaxation. On the way to the beach, there will be many houses, temples, pagodas, rice fields and beautiful gardens to see and explore. Upon arrival at the beach, enjoy a swim and then jump back on the bikes and head to Con Te Islet. 

Loop back to Hue, and stop at Sinh Village – an ancient village well known for its artists and beautiful, traditional, craft woodblock paintings. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 4: Lang Co

After a hearty breakfast, we head out of Hue to the coast. Begin riding off the beaten track along a picturesque, narrow peninsular road. Cross the estuary of the Perfume River and from here, ride over some low hills to the Phuoc Tuong Pass offering panoramic views of tranquil lagoon and coastline. We break for lunch by the gorgeous lagoon and continue riding towards Lang Co Beach.

Enjoy some good leisure beach time here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 5: Hoi An

Today get ready to conquer the highest pass of ride. Cycle along the Lang Co Bay and through winding paths with spectacular views of wooden fishing boats, waterfalls, mountains and pine forests. Conquer Hai Van pass for views of this splendid bay. This rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea. From the pass, enjoy the breathtaking descent to the base and ride through the commercial heartland of Central Vietnam, Danang, to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 6: Hoi An – My Son

The architectural beauty of Hoi An will captivate you as this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a melange of Vietnamese, European, Chinese, Japanese monuments in an unhurried, timeless setting. Here, we ride to My Son, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. Regarded as one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. The initial riding is through hinterland and last leg has a bit of traffic, so ride carefully.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 7: Saigon

Transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive in Saigon and settle into your hotel. Today our guide covers some of the classic highlights of Saigon by walk: Ben Thanh Market, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Continental, Central Post Office.

The tour gives you an excellent introduction to the city’s history and provide you with plenty of opportunities to soak up the unique mix of chaos and tranquility that is modern-day Saigon. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels

Today bike to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels. A shuttle transfer of about 90min brings us to the Tan Phu Trung village. After a short ride through narrow rural trails, take a ferry to a nearby island and bike past typical rural hamlets, rubber plantations and paddy fields. Another ferry brings us closer to Cu Chi Tunnels. Our guide takes us on a walk through the tunnels and share anecdotes along the way. Try the famous Cassava with green tea and peanut dip, food of soldiers living in the tunnels during the war. After a lunch at local restaurant by the Saigon river, shuttle back to city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Cycled: 25km / 15mi*

Day 9: Departure

We will make arrangements for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

REVIEWS

from our friends

Guides were exceptional. Saw things I know most tourists don’t. Very organised. Tony was was so considerate & aware of our capabilities. Jock our driver was so very capable and made us feel safe. It seemed he was always just around the corner. Highly recommend.

Susan C.

An amazing trip, an amazing guide, and an amazing country!

The company allowed us to customize the trip because we were four people traveling together. The bike routes took us on roads that only a local could discover, through villages, fertile farmland, mountain climbs, and breathtaking coastal vistas. We felt that we really saw the country and the people close up, and Phuc was very informative in addition to being a calm and competent bike guide. He handled small mishaps, such as a minor collision between one of the bike tour participants and a local on a bicycle, with grace and a steady hand. He was always well organized and worked very well with the driver, who I must say, handled the busy and sometimes arduous roads with great skill. I cannot speak highly enough about Phuc, our driver, and the company.

Sue L

We really enjoyed the Hue to Nha Trang cycle trip. I found the company online, and they were quick to respond to my emails, and incredibly helpful. Our guide Tony was superb throughout the trip, giving us interesting information, cycling at just the right speed, making sure the trip was tailored to us in terms of the distance, and making sure we always had enough water :) Our driver Chot was also super smiley and helpful. The cycle routes were great, we got out into the countryside which was beautiful and cycling up the Hai Van pass gives you awesome views.

Georgie